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Wheeler Mellette Tillman

August 25, 1941 — November 15, 2021

Wheeler Mellette Tillman, 80, of North Charleston, SC, husband of the late Brenda Gayle Watson, entered into eternal rest Monday, November 15, 2021. His private graveside service, with Air Force Honors, will be held in Beaufort National Cemetery. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Wheeler was born August 25, 1941 in Charleston, SC, a son of the late Frank Tillman and the late Moye Mellette Tillman. He graduated in 1963 with a BA degree from Sawanee, University of the South, and later earned his JD degree, graduating from the University of South Carolina in 1966. Wheeler practiced law for over 45 years. He was a Captain in the US Air Force and served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representative from 1972 - 1976. In addition to practicing law, Wheeler loved helping animals, riding his Vespa Scooters, playing the piano and traveling.

He is survived by his daughter, Holly Gorman of Richmond, VA; his brother, Sammy Tillman, of North Charleston, SC; and his grandchildren, Alyssa Gorman and Kaitlyn Gorman, both of Richmond, VA.

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